Baines' Directory (1822) - Almondbury

The following section is reproduced from Baines' Directory: History, Directory and Gazetteer of the County of York, Volume 1 (1822) compiled by Edward Baines.

For the transcription of professions, entries have been reformatted to: firstname surname, location (extra details)

The following is a transcription of a historic document and may contain occasional errors.


Almondbury, (p.) in the wap. of Agbrigg and honour of Pontefract ; 3 miles SE. of Huddersfield, is a place of great antiquity. Here was once a royal seat of the English Saxons ; near it is a very high hill, where are the visible remains of a rampart, and some ruins of a fortification; this is supposed to have been the Roman station, called by Antonius, in his Itinerary, Cambodunum. The living is a vicarage ; present incumbent the Rev. John Fleming Parker. Besides the church which is a venerable edifice, there is a Free Grammar School, founded by James I. and now endowed with about £120. per annum. Rev. Walter Smith, master. Population, 5679.

  • John Brook, Esq., Finney Lodge
  • John Dobson, Esq., banker
  • Rev. Walter Smith, curate
  • John Bagley, farrier
  • William & James Beaumont, blacksmiths
  • James Bennet, farrier
  • Newell Bennett & Co., scribbling millers
  • Samuel Berry, victualler, Ratcliff's Arms
  • Peter Bradley, yeoman
  • Joseph Brook, victualler, Star
  • Richard Clay, senior agent, Finthorp
  • James Crowther, plumber & glazier
  • William Dalton, wheelwright
  • Joseph Hague, yeoman
  • Joseph Hampshire, victualler, Black Bull
  • John Holt, architect, Longley Hall
  • William Johnson, timber merchant
  • William Kaye, dyer
  • John Kaye, victualler, Rose and Crown
  • John Mallinson, schoolmaster
  • Marshall Thomas, yeoman
  • Joseph Ramsden, yeoman
  • Thomas Shearan, saddler
  • John Turner, victualler, Wool Pack
  • John Woodhead, yeoman


  • Richard Poppleton
  • William Walker

Cloth Dressers.

  • James Brook
  • James Buckley
  • William Roberts
  • George Schofield

Fancy Manufacturers.

  • John Beaumont
  • Joshua Boothroyd
  • Joseph Farrand
  • Samuel Field
  • William Johnson
  • John Kaye
  • William Kaye
  • Joseph Kaye
  • Joseph Mellor
  • William Midgley & Brothers
  • John Oldfield
  • William Oldfield
  • Joseph Oldfield
  • Thomas Oldfield
  • John Poppleton
  • John Shaw
  • William Spivey
  • William Stead
  • Charles Taylor
  • J. & T. Vickerman
  • George Willans
  • Charles Willans
  • John Williamson


  • Thomas Cockill
  • Joseph Dyson & Son
  • Edward Smith
  • Samuel Stocks


  • William Armitage, Thorp
  • James Finney Crosland
  • William Finthorp Hirst
  • Abraham Lees
  • James Lees & Sons
  • Thomas Poppleton
  • George Shaw, Cross
  • J. Dodsroyd Shaw
  • Francis Vickerman
  • John Whiteley

Woollen Manufacturers.

  • Joseph Berry
  • Joseph Dyson
  • Joseph Heptonstall
  • Matthew Heptonstall
  • William Parkin
  • Thomas Vickerman

Baines' Directory (1822) - Almondbury

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